Oh oh, it’s that time of year again! The season of … “We can no longer park the cars in the garage “. Why?, you may ask. My projects have come out of hiding from the basement and found a new home in the garage. Items left over from last year, and new found objects from a weekend treasure hunting haul, waiting for their transformation… weather permitting.
Let me tell you about the fabulous weekend treasure hunting haul I had. I scored big time on some large pieces that need some love and care. Maybe because it’s early yet in the season and folks are not thrifting much yet, but it seemed like these items were waiting for me to come and save them!
It began with theses two side tables. They are solid, heavy, quality made tables that someone started as a project but for whatever reason decided to sell for cheap. $20 for the pair.!!
On to the next sale. I came across this painted secretary desk. It’s been painted a khaki color with white trim. I know …. I thought the same thing, bad color choice. I think that is why it was sitting there without any attention. Fortunately, I could see beyond the horrible paint job and the questionable smell, to see its potential. This piece I scored for $40.
The last piece I came across was an item I had on my “to do” wish list. An old repurposed door turned into a bench/ hall tree. Again this piece was potentially a “completed ” item but not done very well. Not only do I love old doors and have written about it here but this piece already had the repurposing completed. A project half way done. Got to love that! The construction was well done, just the completion could use improvement. Because I don’t build, I decided to take a chance on it and offered $25 less that what was being asked . It was accepted!! I knew it needed to come home with me!
There you have it. My successful large item weekend treasure hunting haul. My work is cut out for me now. Until I put a major dent in the collection of treasures in the garage, there will be no more purchases. There, I said it. Please keep me accountable 😉
Linda at Mixed Kreations saysJune 25, 2016 at 10:27 am
You got some great items! I wish I was off on the weekends so I could go thrifting more often. I would love to find a barging on an old door like your last find. That has been on my to do list as well. I do have an old wood shutter that I’ve been hanging onto so I could use it instead of a door. Thanks for sharing your great finds.
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thriftytonifty saysJune 27, 2016 at 2:28 pm
Linda, Just concetrate on your shutter and the rest of the thrifty treasures will find their way to you. Sometimes, when you least expect it. Stop back to see the transformed pieces
Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage saysJune 22, 2016 at 9:41 pm
Great finds! Especially love that door turned bench. I’m sure it’ll be even more amazing when you’ve given it some finishing love. Thanks so much for sharing at Vintage Charm.
thriftytonifty saysJune 23, 2016 at 6:15 am
Tuula, I can’t wait to get my hands working on that door. At the moment I just don’t have a vision. Thanks for commenting
Alli saysJune 15, 2016 at 5:08 am
I can hardly wait to see what you’ll do with your “new” treasures! You always find the best stuff. I totally agree that the secretary desk is a bad color choice. I can only image how pretty it will be once you get your hands on it.
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zan saysJune 14, 2016 at 10:28 pm
Wow, amazing pieces for under $100. I never seem to find such good things when I go thrifting. I think someone started these projects and maybe decided it was not worth finishing or repainting and decided to sell them. And how about that door turned bench? Interesting. And yes, your poor garage – keeping all that stuff. What do you do with them after – do you sell them?
thriftytonifty saysJune 20, 2016 at 8:53 am
Zan, gosh no I finish and then I sell I just enjoy the hunt and transformation
Thanks for taking a look
Audra @ Renewed Projects saysJune 14, 2016 at 10:52 am
I love love love that door turned hall tree! Beautiful! I made one for my booth as a permanent display (more eye catching than a plain old shelf). But I adore the color and character of this door/shelf.
thriftytonifty saysJune 14, 2016 at 11:33 am
Audra, it was love at first sight for me. I just need to tweak it a bit. Thanks for your comment
Cathy Lawdanski saysJune 14, 2016 at 6:21 am
I love those side tables. Can’t wait to see what you do with them! #overthemoon
thriftytonifty saysJune 14, 2016 at 7:41 am
Thanks Cathy. I have my work cut out for me. Lol
Shirley saysJune 13, 2016 at 8:20 pm
I want to go thrifting with you! You always find the best deals. I love those unfinished tables and can’t wait to see what you do with them.
I would never make that last statement because I can’t hold true to it. So far, my hubby doesn’t complain about all my ‘stuff’ but he sure has a right to. I’m the one with the unfinished projects. 😉
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thriftytonifty saysJune 14, 2016 at 5:52 am
Thanks Shirley for the comment. Thrifting for me is pure luck. Sometimes I hit a dry spell and it can be so discouraging. As for my final statement? I really cannot purchase anymore until the current is under control. I have to be accountable !!
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai saysJune 13, 2016 at 5:18 pm
LOVE that hall tree! What a great idea. Your projects are always amazing, so I am definitely looking forward to your cars living outside for awhile. 🙂
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thriftytonifty saysJune 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm
Thanks, Lorelai. I’m not sure how long it will take me. I’ll have to set up a schedule